Dystrophic soft tissue calcification

Last revised by Dr Patrick J Rock on 13 Apr 2021

Dystrophic soft tissue calcification is a type of soft-tissue calcification, which occurs in damaged or necrotic tissue, while the serum level of calcium and phosphorus are normal. It may progress to ossification, in which case a cortical and trabecular bone pattern is visible.

An often cited approach to developing a differential diagnosis is using the mnemonic VINDICATE, a form of surgical sieve:

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